Laurel Events
Thursday, October 5th, 2000
UMW plan annual bazaar
The annual bazaar sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel will be Friday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be handmade crafts, homemade baked goods and home canned goods. A luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost for the dinner is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Prizes include a handmade queen-size quilt and a walnut drop-leaf end table. For information call 875-4233 from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.

Oddfellows plan haunted house
Co-chairmen Jerry Lynch and Mike Allen announce that the eighth annual Cemetery House will be open Oct. 20-21, 27-28 and 30-31. The Cemetery House is located on Delaware 24, next to the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel. Charity Lodge #27, IOOF, sponsors the event. Parking will be provided in the 10th Street lot and transportation to the haunted house will be provided by a hay wagon. Admission is $5 or $4 with a non-perishable food item (for the Good Samaritans); children under age 6 will be admitted free. Admission includes the hayride, tour of the Cemetery House and a walk through the Haunted Maze.

Whaley Family reunion set
The descendants of Harvey Byrd and Laura Carmean Whaley will hold a family reunion on Sunday, Oct. 8, 1:30 p.m., at Trap Pond, Laurel. There will be approximately 100 people attending. A covered dish and beverage will be brought by members of the family.

Homecoming parade planned
The Laurel High School homecoming parade will be held Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. All Laurel youth groups, non-profit organizations, queens, or car clubs interested in participating in this year's parade must pick up a registration form from Laurel High School and return it no later than Oct. 10.

All participants will be responsible for making their own arrangements for transportation to, from and through the parade. To avoid confusion during line-up, late entries will not be allowed to participate in this year's parade.
Lunch at the library
The youth services area of the Laurel Public Library is sponsoring a series of programs this fall for elementary home-school children, "Lunch at the Library." Students may bring a bag lunch and a drink to the library starting Wednesday, Oct. 4, and continuing every other Wednesday through Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. After lunch a different guest, experienced in working with youth, will provide an educational presentation.

The schedule is:
Oct. 18 - Excel Science Museum, science instructor
Nov. 1 - Jane Jordan, WBOC, meteorologist; and Bob Burnett-Kurie, WBOC meteorologist
Nov. 15 - Dale Clifton, diver and owner of Discoversea Shipwreck Museum, finding and diving for artifacts from the sea
Nov. 29 - Kathy Wootten, case manager, Laurel State Service Center, "Who Are Laurel's Homeless Families, and What Happens to Them?"
Dec. 13 - Gail Bruce, event coordinator, Michael's Arts & Crafts, making a "Toy for a Tot" to donate to the Good Samaritan Organization for its Christmas giving.

Registration is required. For details, call 875-3184.

New books at library
The Laurel Public Library has more new books added in October:
For adults: "Red Lobster, White Trash, and the Blue Lagoon," by Joe Queenan; "Time to Say Goodbye," by Judith Gould; "Should We Stay Together?" by Jeffrey H. Larson, Ph.D.; "Road Kill," by Marianne Macdonald; "Healthy Life Kitchen," by Marilu Henner, "The Way Forward Is With a Broken Hart," Alice Walker; "Grasshopper," by Barbara Vine; "Making Weight: Men's Conflicts With Food, Weight, Shape and Appearance," by Arnold Andersen M.D., Leigh Cohn M.A.T., and Thomas Holbrook M.D.; "The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook," Glenn R. Schiraldi Ph.D.; "The Blind Assassin," by Margaret Atwood.